Meet The Providers

Dr. Carl Vincent, LCPC
Dr. Vincent specializes in working with adults who are experiencing various forms of relationship based problems with other adults, children, family members or coworkers. He also works with those individuals who have experienced repeated relationship failures. He has extensive experience in working with people who are actively experiencing a divorce, divorce aftermath and reconstruction of a post-divorce adult life. Dr. Vincent is experienced in working with people who are experiencing Stress, Depression and Bipolar type disorders. This includes the initial evaluation and focusing on both short-term and long-term treatment objectives. Dr. Vincent has a strong interest in working with individuals whom have committed adultery as well as those who have had partner commit adultery. The emphases of treatment is recovery, prevention, reestablishment of trust, forgiveness and self-understanding.

Dr. Sharon Lash, Psychologist
Is a licensed clinical psychologist working in the general practice of psychology. Dr. Lash works with adults, couples and parents to help improve daily living, performance, family life, and manage other life changing experiences such as grief, loss, or divorce. She treats the full range of anxiety and mood disorders, including phobias, depression and bipolar disorders. Experienced working with posttraumatic stress and problems with dissociation, including dissociation resulting from stress such as body pain responses. This includes individuals who have experienced car accidents, sexual or physical abuse, medical traumas or are recovering alcoholics. She also works with eating disorders, including those who struggle with binge eating that impact health conditions. Dr. Lash addresses issues with attachment for individuals who find it difficult to form new relationships or develop comfortable or close relationships with their loved ones. She also works with those whom stress or emotional conflict has compromised physical problems or medical illnesses. Dr. Lash is a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), and Brain Spotting Therapist.

Dr. Lynn Garvin-Huntley, Psychologist
Is in the general practice of psychology with emphasis on the problems of women and couples. She is interested in helping people with issues of adjustment; women's adjustment to motherhood, men and women's adjustment to marriage and parenthood, and parents' adjustment to parenting adolescent children. Dr. Garvin-Huntley provides psychological services to individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, postpartum depression, and other issues. The focus of treatment is on alleviating distress and enhancing personal well-being. Dr. Garvin-Huntley also has special interest in treating the psychological aspects of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

Dr. Gary Brent Ludwig, Psychologist
Dr. Ludwig is a licensed clinical psychologist providing services to adolescents and adults. Common presenting problems include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, relationship problems, and adjustment to health issues Dr. Ludwig also conducts psychological assessments including pre-surgical psychological evaluations, pre-employment screening, memory assessments, and evaluation of other cognitive issues such as attention problems. He has special interest in the areas of health psychology, public safety psychology, and cognitive assessment.

Dr. Gary Nordick, Psychologist
Works with men and women of all ages over a broad range of difficulties. These include; job related concerns, the emotional and psychological stresses associated with aging parents, changes in relationships, marital difficulties, transitioning from abusive relationships, loss due to death or divorce, and the numerous stresses involved in living in today's society. He has training and experience in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing. He also works with bioethical issues such as the reproductive technologies, abortion, and end-of-life questions such as euthanasia and medical experimentation. In addition to degrees in Counseling and Psychology, he also has formal theological training. He holds a Master of Divinity degree and has an extensive background in faith development and Christian counseling.

Dr. Debbie Sommers, LCSW
Dr. Debbie earned her Master's Degree from the University of Iowa. She went back to school and earned a PhD in 2007. Debbie provides a peaceful place for clients to join her in finding solutions to not only feel better, but also grow into the person they want to be using techniques such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), insight oriented, stress management, and solution focused approaches. Dr. has expertise working with all age groups from children to seniors. Debbie is a Medicare provider and has provided counseling services to the senior population on various issues such as adjustment to illness, aging, hoarding disorder, adjustment to retirement and grief for over 25 years.

Jan Willis, MS, LCPC
Jan's treatment approach honors the mind/body/spirit approach to healing the entire self. Jan is non-judgmental and accepting. This is a place where you can tell your story and be honored for where you "are" and also receive help to get to where you want to be. Jan teaches mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal skills, and crisis intervention (dialectical behavioral therapy). She also uses cognitive behavioral therapy, the gold-standard for mood disorders, to treat depression and anxiety disorders. Trained after 9/11, Jan has been a trauma specialist for 10 years, using eye movement desensitization and reprocessing [EMDR] as a successful treatment for patients ages 6 to 75. For those who choose faith - based sessions, therapy is approached with prayer and incorporates scriptural stories and biblical truths. Clients have stated, "I have never known a therapist who uses scripture and faith throughout the sessions like Jan does" - and through mercy and grace, they achieve recovery. Jan has experience with clients of all ages, works with families to preserve the family unit, and with couples to honor marriage.

Andy Furgason, LCPC
Andy earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Illinois University. He is in general practice working with adolescent and adult individuals as well as couples to address multiple issues including: depression, anxiety, stress, work and school related issues, anger management, grief and loss, and marital/partner relational problems. Andy specializes in treating the anxiety disorders: panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder using evidence based treatments-cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP).

Cynthia Green, LCPC
Provides counseling to individuals, marriages and families of any age. She offers assistance with issues related to managing anger, grief, anxiety and depression. Other areas of experience and interest include: infidelity / separation / divorce, unemployment, ex-offender, career counseling, pre-marital counseling and multi-cultural issues. Cynthia has an extensive background in ministry and works from a Christian perspective to assist in the area of faith related concerns. She is also available to facilitate groups or workshops on a variety of mental health topics for churches, social or civic organizations.

Burt Bolt, LCPC
Is in the general practice of counseling individuals and couples with relationship concerns: positive self-image; relationship with spouse, significant other, or family; or relating to the challenges of life changes/phases. Burt's interests with individual counseling include, but are not limited to: self-worth, anger and rigid thinking; anxiety and depression; verbal and emotional abuse, including male sexual abuse. Interests with couples counseling include communication, perception, loving, sex, conflict-management, and step-family concerns. Burt offers counseling for pre-marital, marital, and post-marital couples. His experience also includes work related issues, career goals, and work/life balance.

Valerie Olson, LCPC
Valerie earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Western Illinois University. She is high energy yet has a calming presence. She works from an accepting, nonjudgmental framework treating the client as a partner in the journey to discover who and where they want to be. She has success working with diverse patient populations including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief issues, domestic violence, codependence, addiction issues, adjustment issues, dealing with illness and chronic pain and crisis intervention. She is also trained in custody and divorce mediation. She enjoys counseling individuals and couples of all ages with relationship concerns with spouse, family and peers; relating to the challenges of life changes/phases; child and adolescent adjustment; family interactions including stepfamily concerns; anger/stress management; work-related stress/crises; career issues; identity/self image issues; and general life stress.

Dale Guebert, LCPC
Dale's areas of expertise include: individual/family therapy, anger management, school issues, behavioral concerns in children and adolescents and strengthening the parent/child relationship. Dale has over 28 years of addressing unhealthy patterns in relationships and replacing them with productive and sustaining skills. Dale is adept in working with anger management issues with men, grief and loss, post-divorce concerns, major depression, bi-polar issues, work place problems and blended family concerns. Dale's skills and expertise offer individuals a pathway to hope through the use of a variety of counseling techniques including Christian counseling.

Alex Hogg, LCSW
Alex specializes in working with individuals who have suffered trauma in their lives. He works with clients ages 11 to 80 to aid them in uncovering this underlying issues that keep them from being able to enjoy a healthy, happy life. Alex works through the trauma using a multi directional approach including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Mindfulness practice, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Through the use of these techniques, Alex is able to address many issues, including Anxiety, ADHD, Cutting and Self Harming behaviors, defiant behavior, pain management, and grief. It is his mission to help every client be able to lead a healthy and content life without letting the trials of the past continue to control their future. Alex is a graduate of St Ambrose University and has been working with community and residential clients since 2010.

Mindy Rushford, LCPC
Mindy Rushford, LCPC, LMHC, ATR graduated from Adler University in Chicago with her Master's in Counseling and Art Therapy. Mindy has worked in a variety of settings ranging from a therapeutic day school, community mental health, and mental health hospital- based adult and adolescent inpatient/ outpatient programs. Mindy works from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) framework to assist individuals in aligning their behavior with their values. Mindy specializes in teen and adults issues ranging from: anger management, stress management, social anxiety, school refusal, emotional dysregulation, interpersonal conflict, impulse control, self-harm, grief, adjustment issues, and general life issues. Mindy is also a registered Art Therapist.

Laura Nunez, LMFT, MAC
Laura is a bilingual licensed marriage and family therapist in Illinois and master certified addiction counselor. She is passionate to educate clients about the power of family relationships and how they significantly influence their life satisfaction and ability to function. Laura's therapy approaches include: Family Systems Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - a therapy modality for trauma recovery. Also, she is a PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator - a program for couples seeking premarital education and married couples in need of relationship enrichment. Laura and clients create goal-oriented treatment plans that help them thrive through substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, marital disconnection and parent-child relationship issues. Laura is bicultural and bilingual in English and Spanish.

Tom Asby, LCSW
Tom specializes in working with individuals who deal with unresolved trauma in their lives. He works with clients ages 13 to 80 to aid them in uncovering underlying issues that prevent from enjoying a healthy, fulfilled life. Tom works through the client's trauma using several approaches including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Mindfulness practice, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Christian Counseling. Utilizing these techniques, Tom is able to address various issues, including anxiety, depression, couples and marital counseling, anger management, and domestic abuse and control issues. He believes that trauma, grief, and loss are at the heart of many ongoing problems and addressing those concerns can create an environment of healing and hope on which to build healthy lives. Tom is a graduate of Mount Mercy University and St Ambrose University and has practiced in a variety of settings such as community mental health, and non-profit organizations since 2010.

Tara Smith-Prybil, LCPC
Tara encourages people to challenge themselves to work through and overcome the obstacles, whether self imposed or other, that they face in their life. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 10 years experience. Tara has a special interest in working with people 10+ who struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, and relationship challenges. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy in her practice. Initiating counseloring services can be difficult, Tara's goal is to provide a warm and welcoming presence to help people work through the issues they present in therapy.

Frank Woolley, LCSW
Practices in the areas of: relationship and marital problems; child and adolescent adjustment; family interactions; anger management; work-related stress; substance abuse; crises due to job loss; adjustment to college life; identity issues; divorce; anxiety; depression; and general life stress. He also has an interest in the special issues of adoption, adoptive parents, and birth parents of adopted children.

Robert Lott, LCPC
Is in general practice, with emphasis on the problems of children and adults. He has a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with children, adolescents, and adults, and other related school problems. He also provides counseling and guidance to parents who are experiencing child behavioral management problems, particularly single parent families. Other areas of specialization involve the treatment of addictive disorders and substance abuse problems with adolescents and adults, including co-dependency issues and issues of adult children of dysfunctional families. He also provides services in the areas of: anxiety; depression; anger management; relationship problems; and intimacy problems.

Elizabeth Galbraith
Elizabeth is a supportive, trauma informed therapist who values the therapeutic relationship while problem solving and working toward shared goals. She has worked for over 20 years with children, teens, and families experiencing trauma/ crises including stressors such as home life or school challenges including ADHD, Oppositional Defiant disorder, sexuality and identity exploration. She often uses popular culture as a source of treatment including Pokemon, superheroes, My Little Pony, and movies. She has joined with adult women and men to help resolve anxiety, depression, grief and loss, parenting, interpersonal relationships, symptom management of persistent mental illnesses and phase of life stressors. She has worked extensively with persons who have experienced trauma including sexual assault, violence, and child abuse to feel empowered. Beth uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral, Behavior Management, Solution Focused, and Narrative therapy. Beth works with people ages 3+ to people experiencing end of life decisions.